Acutus Medical Launches AcQMap Imaging and Mapping System

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A professor of Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan is a well established atrial fibrillation (AF) researcher who has created technology-driven solutions for assessing complex heart arrhythmia conditions. Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan’s foundational work has informed studies that apply novel technologies to map AF and find localized ablation targets.

In May 2018, Acutus Medical announced the launch of the high-resolution AcQMap imaging & mapping system, as well as a 3-D mapping catheter. Used together, these pieces of equipment generate real time ultrasound-enabled 3-D heart chamber images. Detecting and displaying charge-source and voltage-based maps, the AcQMap system is described as enabling physicians to better view “complex, irregular arrhythmias.”

With a clinical study of AcQMap having been launched, the potential for the FDA-approved system in enhancing AF retreatment ablation procedures is of intense interest. Acutus Medical also entered into a partnership with Stereotaxis in incorporating the latter firm’s magnetic navigation system within its AcQMap mapping and imaging system.